About Us

Caring For Your Pet
From Top to Tail

After working with pets large and small growing up, we began to get an in-depth insight to the health problems, and injuries that our furry friends suffer with. It was from this, and the lack of readily available support and treatment, that Top to Tails Physiotherapy was founded. Born from a passion to help animals overcome their suffering, we are here to ensure that an effective, end-to-end treatment is carried out with your pets, getting them back to their healthy, playful selves.


A little about Sarah-Jane Earwicker MSc:

With a master’s degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy, Sarah is no stranger to the treatment, both in animals & humans! After needing extensive physio herself due to her own sporting career, she fully understands the wonders that it can provide! Specialising in Dogs, Horses & Cats, her advanced services work in conjunction with your local vet, ensuring that your pets get the best treatment around.

Based in Essex, Sarah covers a 20-mile radius around Southend-on-sea, but is more than happy to travel further afield, and this can be discussed in the initial consultation.


Just a snippet of the amazing animals we’ve got to work with!

Meet Our Team

  • Sarah-Jane Earwicker MSc

    Owner & Physiotherapist

    Sarahs life long love of animals and the out doors means she can regularly seen out exploring the countryside with her rescue dog Roxy.

  • Roxy

    The REAL Boss

    Roxy, the real Boss of Top to Tail Physiotherapy, loves long walks in the fields, all snacks & more snacks.

    Our Work

    Just a snippet of the fun that we call ‘work’!

    Fluffy Customers
    Physio Hours
    Types of Treatment


    • How does the process work?

      Please get in touch to book in your initial phone consultation, where we will discuss your pets needs, and get the veterinary consent form put together. After this is complete, we will then conduct a physical examination, where we assess the services needed, and work together with you to put a treatment plan in place.

    • Does my pet need to be injured to have treatment?

      Not at all, our services can be adapted to help increase performance of athletic dogs or can be used to increase wellbeing in older patients as well as a huge range of treatment options in between.

    • Do I need vet consent for treatment?

      With the recent changes in requirements, vet consent is only needed if treating an animal with a diagnosed medical condition. There is no consent needed for performance increasing or maintenance cases unless our assessment process indicated a vet appointment is necessary.

    • How long does the session last?

      The initial session is 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes, as a full history, static and dynamic assessment is carried out. The animal will also receive appropriate treatment during this session. Follow up sessions are slightly shorter about 45 minutes to an hour as a more basic assessment is taken to ensure there is nothing new to correct.

    • Does my insurance cover the costs?

      Each insurance policy ranges in its coverage, so this will change for each individual animal. However, most insurance providers offer the cover of “complementary therapies” which is the bracket that our services fall under. This means the insurance policy will cover the costs, but it is always advised to discuss with your provider before hand, if this is desired.

    • Where does the session take place?

      We only currently offer mobile services, meaning we will visit your animal at home/yard they are kept in, and treat them there. A quiet space is recommended however we understand that is not always achievable so this can be discussed when the appointment is booked.